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House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

Brian Ethridge - Jul 15, 2014

House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

The House has passed a $11 billion plan to pay the federal government’s share of road and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. With time –and money – running out, the House recognizes that immediate action is needed. It voted ...

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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 12, 2014

Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Four bridges integral to the Alpine Satellite Development Program faced environmental challenges. The four bridges being constructed by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) as part of the Alpine Satellite Development Program’s Colville Delta-5 (CD-5) Construction project on Alaska’s North Slope have not ...

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VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

Wayne Grayson - May 06, 2014

VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. Related: Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by ...

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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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Washington State's Willapa River Bridge opens

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

Washington State's Willapa River Bridge opens

The Willapa River Bridge on State Route 6 in Pacific County, Washington is set to open to motorists on Wednesday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced this week. WSDOT noted that contractor Rotschy Inc. intends to shift traffic to ...

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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 21, 2014

VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

One week after the record-breaking slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, vehicles are now able to drive across the span connecting Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. across the Ohio River. The span, which opened Thursday evening, replaces a bridge that was built in ...

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Behind the Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Contributed - Apr 11, 2014

Behind the Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Mario Huertas Corporation won a $400 million, five-year highway contract to design and build this major part of the country’s infrastructure. With a $20 billion strategy geared toward revamping Colombia’s limited transport infrastructure, the country is tackling a number of ambitious ...

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AASHTO releases latest bridge inspection manual

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 09, 2013

AASHTO releases latest bridge inspection manual

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released the Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 1st Edition. The AASHTO Highways Subcomittee on Bridges and Structures developed the bridge inspection manual. AASHTO says the “manual is a reference for standardized ...

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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

Guest Blog: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail

Human beings are creatures of overcoming obstacles. Out of necessity, we have built bridges to connect islands, places, cities and most importantly, the hearts of men. Because of the amazing urge for innovation, our history has seen the evolution of ...

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More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 21, 2013

More from the Bridge Inventory: Top 5 States with the Best and Worst Bridges

Despite that the nation’s transportation funding system is in great peril as the expiration of the current surface transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is set to expire on September 30, 2014, many state ...

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